Copper slag as fine aggregate for high performance concrete

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Abstract

This paper presents results from an experimental investigation carried out to study the potential use of copper slag as fine aggregate on the strength of both normal and high strength concrete. Concrete mixtures were prepared using different proportions of copper slag as partial and full replacement of fine aggregate. The percentage of copper slag added by weight ranged between 10-100% of sand used in concrete. For each concrete mixture, six 150mm× 150mm×150mm cubes, three 300mm×150mm dia. cylinders and three 100mm×100mm×500mm prisms were cast. Density, compressive, tensile and flexural strengths were determined at 28-day of curing. Cube compressive strength was also determined at 7-day of curing. Results demonstrated that there is general an increase in the density and workability of both normal and high strength concretes as copper slag quantity increases. Also results showed that the compressive strength of concrete is generally improved, compared with the control mix, with the increase of copper slag up to a certain copper slag content beyond which the strength generally reduces. Mixes with large copper slag percentage showed signs of bleeding and segregation due to the significant increase of workability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
Pages381-389
Number of pages9
Volume85
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials 2006, HPSM06 - Ostend, Belgium
Duration: May 3 2006May 5 2006

Other

Other3rd International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials 2006, HPSM06
CountryBelgium
CityOstend
Period5/3/065/5/06

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Copper slag
  • Density
  • Fine aggregate
  • Strength
  • Workability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Al Jabri, K. S. (2006). Copper slag as fine aggregate for high performance concrete. In WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (Vol. 85, pp. 381-389) https://doi.org/10.2495/HPSM06037